Beryl McKisic, Ron Lamb and Melissa Lamb combined to shoot a 37 to win the Christian Golf Association of North Central West Virginia outing on May 10 at the Riverbend Golf Course. The duo of Darrell and Melissa Linger finished second, followed by Don Swisher and Neale Hinkle. The longest putt on No. 7 was made by Ron Shingleton. Phil Austin swatted the longest drive on No. 2, and McKisic knocked the ball closest to the pin on No. 9.
The teams of McKisic, Swisher, Glen Patsy and Steve Lee and Phil Austin, Clay Persinger and Bob Kritchbaum both shot a 72 to win the CGNCWV outing on May 12 at the Canaan Valley Resort. Three teams brought in 73s to finish as the runners-up. They were the teams of Jim Hurst, Hallie Hurst, Billy Hurst and Sam Hurst; Bill Roff, Bud Burnett, Gene Bryant and Ron Shingleton; and Frank Spears, Mark Carr, Mike Groggs and Doug.
Jerry Francis and Bob Withers took closest to the pin honors, Hallie Hurst, Beryl McKisic and Bob Kritchbaum took longest drive awards, and Hallie Hurst and Jim Hurst sank the longest putts.
The Inter-Mountain photo by John Wickline
The No. 12 at Canaan Valley Resort plays anywhere from 183-256 yards.
A Bingo/Bango/Bongo format golf outing was held May 24 at the Riverbend Golf Course. Steve Lee and his 19 points took top honors, followed by Brad Ling (15), Neale Hinkle (15), Charlie Cox (14), Melissa Lamb (12), Esra Richards (12), Phil Austin (12), Bob Withers (10), Chad Rexroad (9), Mike Hinkle (9), Ellnora Withers (8), Jeff Zickefoose (8), Ron Lamb (8), Beryl McKisic (7), Jim Hurst (6), Sandy Shingleton (5), Natalie Hinkle (5), Steve Liptak (5), Lynn Rexroad (5), Lynelle Zickefoose (4), Ron Shingleton (4), and Charlie Straley (1).
Shane West, Stetson West and Teddy Steckbeck combined to shoot a 68 on May 26 to take the top spot in the CGANCWV outing at the Stonewall Resort. Charlie Cox, Mike Shamblin, Harry Grose and Brian Hayhurst finished a stroke behind at 69, followed by the team of Dwayne Brown, Keith Brown, Dennis Bailey and Phil Austin at 70. Jim Hurst, Hallie Hurst, Steve Lee and Clay Persinger combined to shoot 71.
Stephen Johnson hit it closest to the pin on No. 2, and Harry Grose did the same on No. 5. The longest drive award went to Stetson West on No. 18.
Hole of the Week
The par-3, 12th hole at the Canaan Valley Resort plays anywhere from 183-256 yards, depending on the golfer's choice of tee boxes. The downhill shot is to a smaller than the normal Canaan Valley green. A large W-shaped sand trap sits behind a mound on the front, right side of the green, making pin placement a critical part of the shot-making decision.
Nothing straightens out a nasty slice quicker than a hole with a sharp dogleg to the right.